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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
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Jan 17, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, sci-fi

TCL Call#: SF Miller W

Madeleine - 4 stars
I don't know. This was a hard book for me to read and I found that I made myself pick it up again and again. But then after I'd read a bit I'd be involved in the story again and enjoying it. But I didn't WANT to read it. So confusing!
I think I didn't want to read about Man's flirtation with death. And I did not want to read about it through a quasi-Catholic lens. But that's where the interesting bits came from. . .
Of course, it also means there are no female characters. When you get to the end there are one or two but they are symbols in the classic Catholic manner.
I gave it 4 stars because despite my shying away from reading it part of me thinks I'll need to read it again sometime in the future (however sick and twisted that might sound).

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